Have you ever changed your job?

@yanstill (1490)
China
March 31, 2007 9:41pm CST
i know now we are in a different era from before,people move from company to company much more rapidly,one of my friend changed his job 4 times last year,and i am wondering,do you change your job often? i like what steve job once said: you've got to find what you love,and that is as true for work as it is for lovers,your work is going to fill a large part of your life,and the only way to be truely satisfied,is to do what you believe is great work,and the only way to do great work,is to love what you do,if you havent found it yet,keep looking and dont settle? have you ever found your lovest job? and,what is it?
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12 responses
@bluewings (3857)
1 Apr 07
I completely believe the point Steve Job makes about Job being like love.When we are in love, we are so naturally motivated that it doesn't seem to tire us.When a job gives us that kind of pleasure ,we at our efficient best. I have changed what I do a few times,but perhaps you just got to keep looking till your heart says we are home.I am still to hear that kind of reaction from my heart.:)When that happens ,I can give up sleeping ,lol.
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@yanstill (1490)
• China
1 Apr 07
i think find a job i love in my life is as hard as find a lover,maybe because i am too soon to satisfied,it is tired to try again and again,and i am lazy,i suppose.
@bluewings (3857)
1 Apr 07
Once you find it, you will forget being lazy.It almost feels like a second family.
@yanstill (1490)
• China
1 Apr 07
yes,once i have found it,everything i am doing now is worthy.
• China
6 Jun 07
yes,I was a graduate last year summer,and then I found some companies,that changed some jobs,I have been a steady job since in March this year.It's creat of lacking experience.
@yanstill (1490)
• China
6 Jun 07
i think you do better now,for you having gained your experience,right?
@batpig (99)
• China
6 Jun 07
a good topic.this is what i keep thinking all the time. i began my job one year ago.till now,i have changed three times of positions but still in the same company. i had such impulse to quit the job once i was not happy with the people around me.but later i will think about it,why i need to give up for such kind of cheap reason?so i decided to stay.when i think about what i am doing,i am sure i am happy with my job.i keep telling others job for me is never a problem,just my own feelings sometimes will influence me. i know the recent job is not my lifelong destination.but the reason i decide to stay ih the desert a little bit longer is salary relatively good,and i enjoy what i am doing.very important reasons,arent they? i dont like to change actually.my dreaming job is stable,good salary,enjoyable...very simple three words,but hard to achieve,hopefully,i can find that some day in the near future.
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@yanstill (1490)
• China
6 Jun 07
stable,good salary,enjoyable,lol,the three goals are very difficult to achieve,though they are simple words.and it's also my dream job too if i can get a job like that. but right now,i think choosing one of them is also okay for me,the more i expect,the more i will be disappointed. thank you for responding,hope you will find your dream job soon.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I mostly change my jobs when I move from a country to another one. I lived in France and then went to Canada where I spent 4 years. In Canada I changed jobs twice. Now I have moved to the US and I have not started working outside yet. I agree, you have to find the job that you like. This is very important. I have also known someone who changed jobs 6 times in a year! He was just miserable in all those jobs. I lost contact with this friend and I don't know if he has found his dream job yet. I agree that you have to keep looking for new jobs in order to find the one that you like. Good luck yanstill.
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@yanstill (1490)
• China
6 Jun 07
thank you.:)have you found your dream job?wow,your experience is so special,you've been to many countries,that's great,lol,now i am wondering where is your hometown?France?
@JuliaPan (564)
• Canada
1 Apr 07
"You've got to find what you love..." It sounds great. That's what I was trying to do when I worked. I started to work when I was a sophomore. I worked at school as a teacher of English for several months. Since then I changed a number of places. Here in Israel I worked as a secretary for 3 companies - I changed 3 places during 4.5 years. I should say that I was always trying to find something better. And actually my new job was always better than the previous one! Now I'm a stay at home mom, and I think my present job is much better than all the jobs I've ever had! :) It's a pity I'm not paid for it :(
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@yanstill (1490)
• China
2 Apr 07
wow,being a mom is the best job i have ever heard,you must have done it pretty well,taking care of your children is nothing can compare.:)good job and thank you for sharing this.
@elliete (26)
• China
3 Apr 07
i graduated from university last year and got a job at that time. i have been working in the company till now. i love the job and my collegues. though at the beginning i didn't thind it is fit for me, i really fell in love with it after a few weeks. i think i won't leave with in two years.
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@youless (104247)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jun 07
In the past I changed my job often. After 7 years ago, I became to have a stable job. After I got married and have my baby, I am much more stable at work.
@yanstill (1490)
• China
6 Jun 07
:) now what you have is happy life,and i guess everyone else wants that finally.
• China
7 Apr 07
As you know,now in China it's harder and harder for a fresh man to recieve a good job.So to be well prepared now and then seek for a good job.
@yanstill (1490)
• China
8 Apr 07
yes,that's true,all we can do is to find a job first,then to find a job you love.:)
• Malaysia
2 Apr 07
It is not about the number of times that you changed jobs but the more important thing is that whether you like, or love or have chemistry with the job that you are currently doing. But the kind of job is not the only factor you would have to consider whether you like the job or not. There are other factors too that can influence your decision of moving on or sticking to your current job. People management at work place do play a very important role too when it comes whether you like the organisation that you are in or not. I have read a few articles and they said that most people leave their job is not because they do not like the job they are doing but mostly people quit because they had enough of working with the poeople that they are interacting with either their superiors or subordinates. Another fctor is also about pay, cause many of employees and I think myslef too think about how much income that we will be getting at the end of the month. Some people leave job because they are not getting enough pay or increment or bonuses after working for so many years. While others leave beacuse they just can't work with their bosses, or just don't get a good chemistry with the management, but in fact they like the job or the industry that they are working in. Like myself i have been working with a company for 6 years until one day i just don't have the interest anymore iwth the management of the company and not the work that I am doing. Than i start going to another company after another and now I am quitting working for others but to start my own freelancing job under my own company. I am taking this risk to see whether i can make it on my own and decide later whether this will give the satisfaction that I have been looking all this while. Because I have been working or employed with a few company now that makes me a little bit scared for satrting on my own, working at my own pace. The scarier part is that will I get the reasonable amount of money to survive by the end of the month than getting a fixed income if I am fully employed. But anyhow i want to try and look for what i loove doing. And as you said working is like loving somebody and you need to be truly satisfied with your love that will make you happy at the end of the day. Different people have different priorities in life but as for myself, I just want to be happy.
@yanstill (1490)
• China
2 Apr 07
i agree that sometimes people quit jobs for many reasons,not just because they dont like their job,and it becomes much more complicated as to every single person,maybe doing what you love to do is just a dream,anyway,being happy is the most important.thank you for your sharing.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
5 Apr 07
I never change my job since the first day of appointment. I stick to my job for over thirty years until now I still love it very much. One of my colleagues told me recently that his 20s graduated daughter had changed her job as often as 8 times. He didn’t really understand why she did so or by doing this she might get a better job with higher pay.
• Hong Kong
5 Apr 07
Hi,yanstill. I am a student,I am going to graduate this coming July. In campus,I major in Mechanical Engineering. And now I am working in a Sweden company in Nanjing as a intern(student). I don't think we should change our job frequently because it isn't a good thing for our career. In my opinion,we should make a plan for our career that is a necessary and important thing for all of us.If you a plan you will have a guideline and puzzlement seldom exist in your life. For me,now the important thing is accumulating my woking experience and I believe if I try my best to do it, I can do it well... :D
• China
4 Apr 07
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